Note: that headline is not my opinion of this piece; it was sent with the link Mother calls police shooting of son in wheelchair ‘unjust’ [via Memphis’ commercialappeal.com]. Did the cops know the wheelchair-bound guy was suicidal? Did they know Jeremy McDole had a rap sheet? Did he point his gun at the cop? Did they know he’d already shot himself? Did McDole pose a lethal threat to innocent life? Should the cops have backed-off? Is this suicide by cop? There are a lot of questions and conflicting reports . . .
The shooting happened on a narrow street in Wilmington on Wednesday around 3 p.m. Officers responded to a 911 call of a man who had shot himself, and when they arrived, 28-year-old Jeremy McDole was “still armed with a handgun,” Police Chief Bobby Cummings said during a news conference.
McDole’s mother, Phyllis McDole, interrupted the briefing.
“He was in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down. There’s video showing that he didn’t pull a weapon … I need answers,” she said.
Cummings said officers approached McDole and told him to put the weapon down. As McDole was removing the gun from his waist, …read more
Source:: Truth About Guns